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One Year, One Minute. A Lifetime

By Cathy holmesPublished about a month ago Updated about a month ago 1 min read
Top Story - April 2024
Photo by Noah Silliman on Unsplash

It’s been one year since you left my world,

and one year since my heart left this room.

Every night, I look for you through the window,

and hope to see your smile in the stars.

The same window you crawled through in the moonlit evening,

the same one I escaped through to meet you on those summer nights.

You’re never there,

yet you’re always there.

Every day I think of us in the meadow,

the grass between our toes,

the sun on our backs.

Your hand in mine.

My head on your shoulder as you

scribble notes in your journal.

The breeze tossing your soft curls,

and giving me goosebumps.

Or perhaps it was your smile that gave me goosebumps.

Either way, it doesn’t matter now.

It’s been one year since I kissed you,

one minute since I thought of how much I miss you,

and in that space, I’ve cried a lifetime of tears.

sad poetry

About the Creator

Cathy holmes

Canadian family girl with a recently discovered love for writing. Other loves include animals and sports.

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  • Mika Oka20 days ago

    Congratulations for the Top Story

  • L.C. Schäfer24 days ago

    Oh 💔

  • Anna about a month ago

    Heartbreaking and honest poem! Well done!😊 Congrats on Top Story!!

  • Silly computer froze… Love… ‘It’s been one year since I kissed you, one minute since I thought of how much I miss you, and in that space, I’ve cried a lifetime of tears.’🤩

  • So beautiful! ‘

  • Emily Binkleyabout a month ago

    Such an emotional and relatable poem.

  • Susan Fourtanéabout a month ago

    Touchy and emotional. It makes me think about my own feelings for a dear one who just passed.

  • Tiffany Gordon about a month ago

    Beautiful writing!

  • Mariann Carrollabout a month ago

    Congratulations on Top Story , I reread it ♥️

  • Lamar Wigginsabout a month ago

    Congrats on your TS, Cathy. Remembrance can be both happy and sad. You painted a great picture of both! 💖

  • Grz Colmabout a month ago

    Uh you little romantic you!! 😁 I think there was a romance/love challenge of some type last year but I can’t remember the specifics, so maybe it was for that, Cathy.. ☺️👍

  • D.K. Shepardabout a month ago

    Speechless. Congrats on a very well deserved Top Story!

  • Sonia Heidi Unruhabout a month ago

    Such a tenderly poignant portrait of lost love. Way to play my heartstrings, Cathy!!

  • Caroline Janeabout a month ago

    What a gorgeously penned piece this is. Thoroughly soulful. Beautiful.

  • Heather Hublerabout a month ago

    Oh my dear Queen, this is so painfully beautiful. Wow. Just wow. Congrats on TS for this masterpiece :)

  • Daphsamabout a month ago

    Oh this is heartbreakingly beautiful. Congratulations on top story!

  • Paul Stewartabout a month ago

    Breathtaking, Buddy. You just are so incredibly talented, Cathy. I mean that sincerely and not just cos we are friends. Always so blown away by your way with words. Congrats on another fine Top Story, Canada-buddy!

  • Kendall Defoe about a month ago

    Perfect! 🏅

  • Melissa Ingoldsbyabout a month ago

    the devil is in these details, so enticing and soft, you created a deeply vivid and electrical piece my friend👌😍🥰👏👏

  • Hannah Mooreabout a month ago

    This is an amazing piece of work, so laden with yearning.

  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a month ago

    "A lifetime of tears". That hit me so hard. Your poem was so sad 🥺 Sending you lots of love and hugs ❤️ Congratulations on your Top Story! 🎉💖🎊🎉💖🎊

  • John Coxabout a month ago

    This is an amazing Tribute and Elegy, Cathy! The love and sorrow you have expressed is deeply moving. I’m sorry for your loss!

  • Kodahabout a month ago

    Beautiful, sending you lots of love and hugs❤! Congrats on top story Cathy! 💌

  • D. D. Leeabout a month ago

    Heart wrenching and beautiful. Congrats on Top Story!

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